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Emil Bach House Virtual Tour & Book Talk

Emil Bach House, Chicago, IL (virtual)

April 20, 2021

Members of the Conservancy at the Leadership Circle level and above are invited to join us for a special virtual tour and book talk at the Emil Bach House (Chicago, Illinois). The event will take place on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. CDT via Zoom. A recording of the live event will be available for registrants to view for one month afterward.

Learn about the history of this urban Prairie School house, designed by Wright in 1915, from the author of the book Frank Lloyd Wright’s $10,000 Home. Enjoy a docent-guided virtual tour showcasing the beautifully-restored house. Hear about the business model that has been developed to sustain it, and enjoy the opportunity to ask questions during the event. All registrants will receive a copy of the book about the house as a small token of the Conservancy’s appreciation for your support.

Members at the Leadership Circle level and above, watch your email for your exclusive invitation. Please contact us at preservation@savewright.org if you have not received your invitation, have any questions, or require assistance.

Speakers will include:

  • Robert J. Hartnett, author of “Frank Lloyd Wright’s $10,000 Home”
  • Carmen Korleski, Emil Bach House/ TAWANI Property Management
  • Bill Kundert, Docent, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Murphy House Virtual Tour & Book Talk

Murphy House, Shorewood, Wisconsin (virtually via Zoom)

May 2, 2021

Sunday, May 2
3:00 p.m. CDT
Via Zoom

When Frank Lloyd Wright decided to leave the American System-Built Homes out of his autobiographies, the heritage of almost 130 designs—and as many as 30 built houses—was called into question. Some were forgotten for half a century, and likely others are still lost. Join author Nicholas Hayes and his wife Angela on a virtual tour and presentation to see what can be learned when an orphaned house is rediscovered. The Elizabeth Murphy House is the last ASBH known to have been completed—Model 203, unearthed in 2015—and the protagonist in their new book Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House. This event will feature a look at the historic neighborhood context, a tour focusing on details of the home and a short reading of its history, as well as time for Q&A.

If you would like to pre-order a copy of the book, we encourage you to request it at your local independent bookstore. It can also be ordered online through bookshop.org.

How to register: This free event is exclusively for current members of the Conservancy. If you are a member, click here to register online. If you are not a member, you can join today and then register. If you are not certain of your membership status, please contact us at preservation@savewright.org.

How this event works: Registration will close two hours before the start of the event, shortly after which all registrants will receive an email with the Zoom access link. Please install and test Zoom in advance on the device on which you intend to view the event. This event will be recorded, and a link to view it (for up to one month) will be emailed to all registrants after the event. If you have any questions or require assistance registering, please email preservation@savewright.org.

Murphy House (photo by Nicholas Hayes)

Murphy House (photo by Sara Stathas)

Book cover, "Frank Lloyd Wright’s Forgotten House"

Way Out and About Wright 2021

Via Zoom

May 14-16, 2021

Six States. Three Days. One Architect. Online.

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s spring tour program embraces a virtual format to showcase six Wright-designed structures dispersed widely across the country – three of which are the only ones built in their respective states. Transcend geography to see five private homes and one church, all in places where it might be more challenging to visit during our in-person events. Tours will couple the beauty of Wright’s designs with the compelling personal narratives of those who occupy, love and work hard to preserve these important buildings.

Click here for full details & registration>>

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